# 7-QWERTY-distance words

My previous puzzle The QWERTY-shortest word was solved nearly instantly by the effective puzzling community. I also believe it is because the main parameter of the puzzle 4.7 was not perferectly set. So I propose you the same puzzle with the parameter 7, length of word "puzzles". The following is a recall of the puzzle.

We define the distance between two letters as the shortest way on a QWERTY keyboard to go from a letter to another with a path.

Examples:

• Q and W are seperated by a distance of 1.
• 2 for E and T.
• 2 for I and N going through J.
• 9 for Z and P. Can you find:

1. $$S$$: The shortest word in Merriam Webster such that its number of letters is greater or equal than 7
2. $$L$$: The longest word in Merriam Webster such that its number of letters is lesser or equal than 7

Score is $$L$$ minus $$S$$. Your aim is to get the highest score.

Example:

• Love, $$L=9$$
• Puzzles, $$S=24$$

Score is $$9-24 = -15$$

## 1 Answer

My best score so far is

L - S = 40

S

SEERESS which scores 4

L

AMALAKA which scores 44